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Harvard police investigating armed robbery at Church Boulevard, Jefferson Street

HARVARD – Police responded early Thursday morning to Church Boulevard and Jefferson Street in Harvard for reports of an armed robbery that o ...
Aug. 19, 2016 - 12:51 am

Harvard police arrest Chicago man on multiple drug charges after he fled

HARVARD – Harvard police arrested a Chicago man on multiple drug charges early Thursday morning after deploying a Taser on him when he fled ...
Aug. 12, 2016 - 12:36 am

Harvard police reports for Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
Aug. 7, 2016 - 8:36 am

Age

Under 5 Years 1014
5 to 9 Years 891
10 to 14 Years 665
15 to 19 Years 736
20 to 24 Years 662
25 to 34 Years 1605
35 to 44 Years 1310
45 to 54 Years 826
55 to 59 Years 353
60 to 64 Years 365
65 to 74 Years 485
75 to 84 Years 195
85 Years and Over 65
Median Age (in years) 27.8

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Ancestry

American 350 6.0%
Arab 22 0.4%
Czech 19 0.3%
Danish 0 0.0%
Dutch 124 2.1%
English 475 8.1%
French (except Basque) 129 2.2%
French Canadian 7 0.1%
German 1,730 29.7%
Greek 45 0.8%
Hungarian 0 0.0%
Irish 1,229 21.1%
Italian 285 4.9%
Lithuanian 24 0.4%
Norwegian 238 4.1%
Polish 671 11.5%
Portuguese 10 0.2%
Russian 27 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 58 1.0%
Scottish 142 2.4%
Slovak 0 0.0%
Subsaharan Africa 6 0.1%
Swedish 176 3.0%
Swiss 10 0.2%
Ukrainian 16 0.3%
Welsh 37 0.6%
West Indian (excluding Hispanic Origin Groups) 0 0.0%

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MCCD has several kids' activities planned for August

RINGWOOD – School is starting soon, but the McHenry County Conservation District still has plenty of kid-friendly events scheduled for Augus ...
Aug. 8, 2016 - 12:21 am

Interact with local police officers during National Night Out events around McHenry County today

National Night Out, an annual event that encourages law enforcement officers to gather with community members to build neighborhood camarade ...
Aug. 3, 2016 - 12:19 am

State Bank Group acquires Harvard Savings Bank

WONDER LAKE – The parent company of the State Bank Group in Wonder Lake has officially acquired Harvard Savings Bank and its three locations ...
Aug. 1, 2016 - 11:58 pm

Education

Less than 9th Grade 512 9.8%
9th to 12th grade, No Diploma 805 15.5%
High School Graduate (includes equivalency) 1,730 33.2%
Some College, No Degree 1,369 26.3%
Associates Degree 295 5.7%
Bachelor's Degree 362 7.0%
Graduate or Professional Degree 131 2.5%
Population 25 years and Over 5,204
High School Graduate or Higher 74.69%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 9.47%

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Gender

Male 4,526 49.35%
Female 4,646 50.65%
Total Population 9,172

 

McHenry County farmers hope for more rain this growing season

Even with recent showers, McHenry County farmers are hoping for more rain this growing season.Mike Von Bergen of Hebron said recent rain has ...
July 31, 2016 - 11:47 pm

Harvard police reports for Saturday, July 30, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
July 30, 2016 - 8:40 pm

McHenry County judge dismisses Harvard killer's appeal

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge has dismissed an appeal from a man convicted of killing a Harvard store owner.A jury found Jose Rodriguez ...
July 30, 2016 - 12:15 am

Household Type

Total Households 2,941
Family Households 2,086 70.92&
with own children under 18 years 1,231 41.85&

 

Household Occupation

Occupied Housing Units 2,941
Owner-Occupied 1,787 60.76%
Renter Occupied 1,154 39.23&

 

Letter: Spreading untrue story

Facts? Did you say facts? My mind is already made up, don’t confuse it with facts. Well that’s how I view the media, newspapers and TV. Ther ...
July 29, 2016 - 5:30 am

Harvard equine therapy program helps save veterans, wild mustangs

HARVARD – Before Army veteran Mitchell Hedund visited BraveHearts, he was scared of horses. This week, he and nine other veterans will tame ...
July 25, 2016 - 12:07 am

Route 14 widening between Woodstock, Crystal Lake on target for fall completion

McHenry County’s most significant ongoing road improvement project is on track for a fall completion, after the specter of a work stoppage e ...
July 24, 2016 - 5:30 am

Household Gross Rent

Median (dollars) $949

 

Household Selected Monthly Owner Costs

Housing Units with a Mortgage 1,456
Median (dollars) $1475
Housing Units Without a Mortgage 331
Median (dollars) $519

 

Natives Haven nursery in Harvard 'like you're in somebody's garden'

HARVARD – Sitting atop 6.25 acres, the newly opened nursery Natives Haven offers its visitors a scenic alternative to traditional flower sho ...
July 20, 2016 - 12:10 am

Harvard Garden continues to produce after 20 years

HARVARD – The Harvard Garden, a community project started 20 years ago, continues to produce for local residents in need.“It started out sma ...
July 19, 2016 - 6:43 am

Harvard-area crash sends man to hospital, fire official says

HARVARD – A 51-year-old Crystal Lake man was transported to the hospital after his pickup truck hit a utility pole Monday, officials said.Ha ...
July 19, 2016 - 1:00 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $134,400

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $37,646

 

Harvard WWII veteran gets parade after National Veterans Golden Age Games wins

HARVARD – When Chester Parks came home to Harvard after winning two gold medals and a silver in the 30th annual National Veterans Golden Age ...
July 14, 2016 - 12:51 am

Harvard police reports for Saturday, July 9, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
July 9, 2016 - 9:00 am

Missing Lake Geneva woman found, police say

A missing 81-year-old Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, woman has been found, according to police.Laurel Herich was found safe in Delavan, Wisconsin, ...
July 5, 2016 - 11:58 pm

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, and Mining 35 0.23%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation and Food Services 273 1.76%
Construction 233 1.50%
Educational Services, Health Care, and Social Assistance 571 3.68%
Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 133 0.86%
Information 212 1.37%
Manufacturing 1,287 8.30%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 178 1.15%
Professional, Scientific, and Management, and Administrative and Waste Management Services 496 3.20%
Public Administration 100 0.65%
Retail Trade 379 2.45%
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 64 0.41%
Wholesale Trade 64 0.41%
Civilian Employed Population 16 Years and over 4,025

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Land

Area (in square miles) 8.58
Density (in square feet) 1,069

 

Harvard police to host National Night Out event in August

HARVARD – The Harvard Police Department will be one of more than 16,000 communities to participate in National Night Out.The event is sponso ...
July 5, 2016 - 12:31 am

The Land Conservancy aims to buy property with 300-year-old oak tree

BULL VALLEY – At Clark Farm near Bull Valley, an estimated 300- to 350-year-old bur oak tree that has a trunk nearly five feet in diameter s ...
July 4, 2016 - 8:31 am

Harvard police reports for Sunday, July 3, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
July 14, 2016 - 10:14 am

Political Leaders

President Barack Obama
U.S. Senate Richard Durbin
U.S. Senate Mark Kirk
U.S. House of Representatives Randy Hultgren
Illinois Senate Pamela Althoff
Illinois House of Representatives Jack Franks

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Race

Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 4,225
Cuban 0
Mexican 4,080
Other Hispanic or Latino 133
Puerto Rican 12
Total Population 4,225
Not Hispanic or Latino 4,947
American Indian and Alaska Native Alone 0
Asian Alone 163
Black or African American Alone 12
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone 0
Some Other Race Alone 0
Two or More Races 75
Two or More Races including Some Other Race 0
Two Races Excluding Some Other Race, and Three or More Races 75
White Alone 4,697
Total Population 9,172

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88-year-old Harvard WWII veteran to compete in national swimming competition

HARVARD – When Chester Parks competes in the National Veterans Golden Age Games, he expects to win. The 88-year-old Harvard resident and Wo ...
July 13, 2016 - 2:20 pm

Decide for yourself about cancer treaments

Don’t you wish that “they” would finally find a cure for cancer. I’m pretty sure everyone would say yes. We probably all have been affected ...
July 2, 2016 - 5:30 am

Harvard police reports for Friday, July 1, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
July 2, 2016 - 12:18 am

Schools

Unified School Districts Harvard Community Unit School Dist. 50

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Excitement builds for inaugural Harvard Balloon Fest coming Labor Day weekend

Looking to draw more visitors to town, Harvard is bringing in hot air balloons for Labor Day weekend. As suggested by city alderman Mike Ke ...
July 1, 2016 - 9:18 am

Harvard man cited after crash

HARVARD – One man was cited after his pickup truck rolled over into a field near Harvard, police said.The Harvard Fire Protection District r ...
June 29, 2016 - 4:24 pm

Harvard-area rollover crash sends man to hospital, fire official says

HARVARD – A man was taken to the hospital Tuesday after his pickup truck rolled over into a field near Harvard, a fire official said.Harvard ...
June 28, 2016 - 11:45 pm

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